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White House plan to boost EV adoption includes $4.5B in loan guarantees

By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
A charging station for electric cars. To fight the 'war on

The White House has unveiled a plan to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, including making available up to $4.5 billion in loan guarantees and inviting applications to support the commercial-scale deployment of charging infrastructure. The plan also calls for identifying zero emission and alternative fuel corridors, and studying where a national network of electric vehicle fast charging stations should be located. President Obama’s plan also calls for state, county and municipal governments to partner with the federal government to procure electric vehicle fleets at a discounted value. Continue reading.

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The annual “National Drive Electric Week” is coming up in September. Click here to learn more.
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Will Solar Energy Plummet if the Investment Tax Credit Fades Away?

The Wall Street Journal

Photo: Daniel Acker, Bloomberg News

Photo: Daniel Acker, Bloomberg News

Amit Ronen, director of the GW Solar Institute and a professor at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy at George Washington University, argues that the end of the 30% credit will send solar off a cliff. John Farrell, director of the Democratic Energy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, says the impact of the tax credit is overstated and the solar market will continue to rise. Read more.

John Farrell will be the keynote speaker at Nebraska Sierra Club’s annual event this Saturday, November 21st at 1:00 p.m. at the Milo Bail Student Center at UNO. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more details.